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  • Published: 8 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473594623
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $30.00

Untitled on business anthropology




A new wave of anthropological research is transforming how the world does business. This book reveals how.

From the bestselling author of Fool's Gold

To understand business, you need to think like an anthropologist.

Is your workplace riven by tribal conflict? Are your meetings governed by dozens of unspoken rituals? Is there something faintly religious about the way your colleagues worship the CEO?

If so, then you might need a lesson in business anthropology. For a century, anthropologists have had an unusual method: immersing themselves deep inside 'alien' tribes and uncovering, from the inside, how they tick. Today, a new generation of anthropologists are using this approach to explain modern businesses - revealing the hidden rituals that define what we buy, who we sell to, and how we work.

Now, bestselling author Gillian Tett reveals how this new wave of anthropology can help make sense of your business. She shows how thinking like an anthropologist can help you navigate a globalised economy, allowing you to get inside the heads of consumers on the other side of the world. And she argues that anthropology can explain your own workplace, too: by revealing why, say, your IT team seem to have such different priorities to you - or how to alter the behavioural patterns of your most perplexing colleagues.

Along the way, Tett draws on extraordinary stories from Tajik villages and Amazon warehouses, Japanese classrooms and Wall Street trading floors - all to reveal how you too can think like an anthropologist.

The result is a revelatory new way to view global business. In a short-sighted world, we can all learn to see clearly - using the power of Anthro-Vision.

  • Published: 8 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473594623
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $30.00

About the author

Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett is the chairman of the editorial board and editor-at-large at the Financial Times. Her work for the FT has taken her around the world – from Brussels to Tokyo to Moscow – and won her numerous awards, including Columnist of the Year at the 2014 British Press Awards. She holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge.

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